Kathryn completed degrees in kinesiology and nutrition, as well as a Masters in Sports Nutrition. She is a member of OPDQ and of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She ran track and cross-country at a national level. Kathryn specializes in sports nutrition, weight loss, diabetes, as well as heart and gastrointestinal health.
Recent posts from Kathryn
In the last few years, BCAA supplements (Branched-Chain Amino Acids) have become very popular with people that workout. They take them with the intention of preventing muscle breakdown, stimulating muscle mass gain, promoting muscle recovery and reducing fatigue during endurance training. But are they really useful? Let’s break it down together!
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), also known as short interval training, has been gaining popularity over the years. It consists of alternating between short periods of very intense physical effort with periods of recovery at a lower intensity. For example, the Tabata method (which includes repetitions of 20 seconds of intense effort followed by 10 […]
Musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains, fractures and strains are very common among active people. They account for more than 50% of sports injuries. But did you know that it is possible to optimize your diet to promote healing from an injury? Here are 3 tips to help you!
A sports drink such as Gatorade is useful for exercise that last for more than an hour. It is a drink specially designed to provide energy in the form of carbohydrates and to replace electrolyte lost through sweat. But do you know that it is very easy to make your own homemade sports drink with […]
A diet low in carbohydrates and high in fat, commonly called the Low-Carb High-Fat (LCHF) Diet is very trendy lately. This is a less restrictive version of the ketogenic diet.
An optimal diet offers numerous benefits for active children or adolescents. It helps to improve energy levels, avoid deficiencies, recover after training sessions, prevent injuries, and optimize performance. However, many young athletes do not eat an adequate diet and could benefit from small simple changes. Here are 4 tips to optimize nutrition for young athletes.
The ketogenic diet is very trendy lately. It is a diet extremely low in carbs and very high in fat. After 24 to 36 hours, glycogen stores in the liver and muscles are depleted, insulin secretion decreases, and ketone bodies formation (ketogenesis) becomes the only option to feed the brain.
According to a report recently released by Health Canada, Canadians still consume too much sodium. Excessive sodium consumption can lead to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke, which is the leading cause of death worldwide and the second leading cause of death in Canada.
It’s finally summer, we can strip off and train outside. But heat and humidity can have a negative impact on your performance if you are not careful. Here are four tips to help you avoid collapsing when you practice an outdoor sport this summer.
The season of rooftop bars and barbeques is in full swing! Do you fancy an alcoholic drink but are worried about your weight and your health? Did you know that the number of calories and the amount of sugar varies wildly between different drinks? Here are 4 tips to help you enjoy a glass without […]
Summer is upon us and the running season is in full swing. Did you know that more than 50% of runners will get injured during their running season? The most common injuries include shin splints, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, patellofemoral pain syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome and stress fractures. These injuries can be due to various […]